The band play music from all over the Celtic world, from Nova Scotia to Orkney, on a variety of traditional instruments including fiddle, the Great Highland pipes, whistles, bouzouki, banjo, bodhran and guitar.
Singer Pete Brennan, originally from Scotland who now lives in Holland, said: “We’re really looking forward to playing in the UK. We chose South Yorkshire as we have a lot of links to the area with family and friends and our fiddle player lives locally. She flies out to join us for gigs every month so we thought it only fair we fly in for a UK tour - and what better place to start than Doncaster.”
WHERE: Woodfield Social Club, Balby
WHEN: Tomorrow, 9pm
HOW MUCH: £8 on the door
CONTACT: 01302 875114
WEB: Wild Geese
THEY’LL be no firing involved but Doncaster Little Theatre is offering up an Apprentice-style challenge for budding cast and crew members.
The brief is to get a play from page to stage in just three days - it’s a free workshop for over 18s which will see two teams battle to produce the best performance.
The task will include all aspects of production including set design and build, lighting, sound, costumes, props, make-up - as well as of course learning lines, developing characters, acting and directing!
The short play has been written by our Artistic Director Malcolm Beasley, and will be performed for the public at the Doncaster Cultural Festival - part of the Town Moor Gala - on July 15.
He said: “ The aim of this event is to raise awareness of the theatre, and what it does, and hopefully encourage new people to have a go and consider joining us.
WHERE: Doncaster’s Little Theatre
WHEN: July 9 to July 11
HOW MUCH: Free
CONTACT: 01302 340422
EIGHTIES superstars Human League are bringing their poptastic sound home to the Steel City.
Having released their ninth studio album last year, they’ve been in the spotlight for decades and they’re used to being quoted as an influence on everyone from Madonna to Moby and Robbie Williams to the Pet Shop Boys.
The new wave band gave us Christmas number one Don’t You Want Me, and have had four top ten albums and eight top ten singles in the UK as well as selling 20 million records worldwide.
The 14-date tour celebrates an impressive 35 years in showbusiness.
WHERE: Sheffield City Hall
WHEN: December 4
HOW MUCH: £27.50
CONTACT: 0114 2 789 789
WEB: Sheffield City Hall
GET ON those dancing shoes for a turn about the Sir Nigel Gresley Square this Sunday.
Dust down your finest vintage gowns and don your suit to join Ragroof Theatre’s Tea Dance in the new square in Waterdale.
With music from the 20s and the 40s, they’ll be experts on hand to coax you to your feet. They’ll also be cupcakes and a drink on hand as well as a chance to browse through some vintage fashion.
The event is part of Big Dance Week from Saturday to July 15. They’ll be a prize for those who go along in vintage dress.
WHERE: Sir Nigel Gresley Square
WHEN: Sunday, noon to 4pm
HOW MUCH: Free
WEB: Big Dance 2012